Russell Turbill is an experienced Physio who can help a wide variety of people with muscle/joint pain or injuries, and those preparing for or recovering from orthopaedic and spinal surgery. Russell particularly enjoys working with tendinopathies (tendon pain), which may affect areas like the hip or glutes, elbow, knee and ankle, and has a lot of experience treating people with work-related injuries.
Russell’s favourite part of working as a Physio is being able to empower his clients through simple and mechanically-driven education, exercises and treatment, helping them gain independence and long-term solutions for their health care.
Prior to joining us at Move for Better Health, Russell has spent a number of years working as a Workplace Consultant, providing on-site Physiotherapy at workplaces including workstation assessments, ergonomic advice, and manual handling training. Many of the clients he saw in these environments were those with work-related upper body issues, including desk-based workers with neck and shoulder pain or headaches, as well as those with repetitive injuries or pain. He has also worked in private practice, seeing lots of different people for a range of issues or health conditions.
In Russell’s earlier years, he also spent some time in the United States, where he worked in private practice and continued his Physio studies, completing a McKenzie Diploma, which he can draw upon as needed as part of the treatment he provides. Essentially, the McKenzie method looks at repeated movements to better identify what treatment and movement patterns would benefit the issue. Russell enjoys the mechanically based concept involved in this type of treatment, and can use this in conjunction with a range of other hands on treatment techniques depending on the client and issue in particular.
Outside of work, Russell is an avid cyclist and reader, and generally loves being outdoors. He also coaches his daughter’s Netball team in Flagstaff Hill!